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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.


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#161 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 10:07 PM

Somehow between the approximate 24 hours between visits, my local Walmart got three or four cases of Headmasters Wave 2 and sold out of all the Wave 2 figures. I know because there were suddenly 7 Hardhead figures that were not there the prior day.

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 10:37 PM

a walmart restocking is the stuff of fairy tales


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Posted 16 March 2021 - 06:40 AM

Somehow between the approximate 24 hours between visits, my local Walmart got three or four cases of Headmasters Wave 2 and sold out of all the Wave 2 figures. I know because there were suddenly 7 Hardhead figures that were not there the prior day.

That happened in my Wal-Mart yesterday as well. Sunday they only had a few of wave one, but when I checked on Brickseek yesterday morning there was a restock, so I ran over there and got a set for myself and a bud.



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Posted 16 March 2021 - 04:56 PM

I'm just missing Chromedome & Mindwipe...apparently they seem the most popular and I wonder if they even hit the shelves.



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Posted 16 March 2021 - 04:59 PM

I'm just missing Chromedome & Mindwipe...apparently they seem the most popular and I wonder if they even hit the shelves.

They did, I seen all of Wave 1 show up.


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Posted 16 March 2021 - 06:14 PM

I thought Skullcruncher and one other were the rumored wave 1?


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Posted 17 March 2021 - 09:23 PM

Finally found wave 1 the other week. Opened them this weekend and one of Mindwipe's wing hinges instantly cracked straight through on first transformation.
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Posted 17 March 2021 - 11:03 PM

Finally found wave 1 the other week. Opened them this weekend and one of Mindwipe's wing hinges instantly cracked straight through on first transformation.

 

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Posted 18 March 2021 - 12:13 AM

I could, but not unless I can find a replacement.
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#170 Blacknife

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:28 AM

Are mindwipe and Chromedome shortpacked in some way?    It seems whenever walmarts around here managed to get shipments, those two are gone...



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Posted 28 March 2021 - 04:06 AM


I've seen Chromedome and almost the rest of Wave 1 a bunch of times but for me Mindwipe is the one that was always gone.

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 07:58 AM

At at least 1 Walmart near me, Mindwipe is the common one. Most of the other ones around, they seem pretty evenly mixed. Maybe fewer Chromedomes, but not to the point of being gone.

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:11 AM

Are mindwipe and Chromedome shortpacked in some way?    It seems whenever walmarts around here managed to get shipments, those two are gone...


As far as I can tell this is what the case layout is:
Wave 1 - 1 x Chromedome, 1 x Brainstorm, 1 x Mindwipe, 1 x Hardhead
Wave 2 - 1 x Weirdwolf, 1 x Skullcruncher, 1 x Highbrow, 1 x Hardhead

So Hardhead is the most packed. Unless the cases are more than 4 figures. I've definitely seen evidence that Hardhead is repacked in Wave 2.

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 02:49 PM

So Hardhead is the most packed.

 

*cough*



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Posted 16 April 2021 - 11:30 AM

Wave 2 is available on Hasbro Pulse (Highbrow, Skullcruncher, Weirdwolf, and Wave 1 carryover Hardhead) for premium members and later all members. https://hasbropulse....tner-exclusives

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:06 PM

Part of me hopes Wave 1 too please...


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:16 PM

Would love a shot at Brainstorm this way.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 03:21 PM

Everyone except Hardhead is sold out already

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 03:34 PM

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"Come back, head!"

 

 

 

 

 

(I get this is probably meant to be a mid-transformation pose, but all I'm seeing is a Halloween episode where a zombie gets his head knocked off and has to scramble to find it again)





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